Looking too far into the future of your business can be overwhelming, but there are certainly reasons to be optimistic about what's to come. While many small business owners have been concerned about the slow economic recovery, almost 70 percent feel that their businesses are currently operating at a successful level. The key is to work on a few main strategies in your control on an ongoing basis.

Column Five and Intuit put together this infographic, which depicts some business owners' approaches to staying in business for the long haul.